1 Lectures: Snøhetta Landscapes

Thursday 02 April 2015, 20:00 - 21:30 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

Michelle Jeffrey Delk (director of Landscape Architecture at Snøhetta) is invited on 2 April for the 1·Lectures series. She will share her current thoughts on forming architectures of reciprocal engagement, rather than those that simply situate artifacts into landscapes.

Snøhetta’s Landscape Architecture practice is inspired by an optimistic vision to shape public spaces while bringing forth vitality in the built environment. Snøhetta’s work tends to express unification, an expression of human engagement and interaction rather than objectification of building or place. Their designs reflect a multiplicity of voices informed from ongoing inquiry into perceived dichotomies between nature, culture, and identity. Snøhetta strives to place the human experience at the center of our transformations.

Fascinated by the urban environment and its influence on people’s lives, Michelle Delk has designed public spaces throughout North America for over fourteen years. As the Director of Landscape Architecture for Snøhetta NYC, she continues to cultivate trans-disciplinary collaboration while providing insightful vision for the creative advancement of public environment.

Thursday 2 April 2015, 8 pm. Waterlooplein 213, Amsterdam. Tickets cost €5 and can be purchased via arcam.nl or at the door from 7.30 pm. A limited number of Academy students have free admission on presentation of their student card. The lectures are in English.

1·Lectures is a new series of architecture lectures organised by the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture together with Arcam. It is intended for architecture students and all others interested. Experts, icons, newcomers and outsiders are invited to address topics related to architecture, urban and landscape design that are linked to current issues.